Welcome to the Philharmonia Orchestra: 40 concerts, including live screenings, Sunday Matinees, Christmas concerts, a Chinese New Year Celebration, free events and pre-concert talks – all live from the stage of Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. We'd love you to join us. http://www.philharmonia.co....
Introduced by experts and soloists, our Listening Guides introduce and contextualise orchestral music for people who may not be familiar with the work. For those already familiar with the work, these guides add another layer of understanding and context, helping you hear it for the first time, all over again.
Philharmonia players introduce their instruments, taking us through techniques and quirks as well as their personal relationship and the history of the instrument. The most in-depth set of Instrument Guides publicly available, these films are a valuable educational resource and a great next-step to the introductory videos from the iPad app The Orchestra produced by the Philharmonia.
This autumn, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Southbank Centre invite you into the heart of a symphony orchestra. Launching Southbank Centre’s Classical Season 2016/17, the Philharmonia Orchestra is moving in to Royal Festival Hall on 23 September. There, for the following two weeks, you can find two digital installations that will help you to experience what it feels like to be inside one of the world’s great orchestras.
Led by the Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, these two experiences – Universe of Sound and 360 Experience – open up the inner workings of a symphony orchestra to people all ages, whether or not you have ever stepped inside a concert hall.
These experiences are free of charge and open to the public - see each event for details. The Virtual Orchestra is produced by the Philharmonia Orchestra and presented in partnership with Southbank Centre.
As both a lauded composer and a world renowned conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen has a restless innovation that marks him as one of the most important artists in classical music. The Boston Globe has said that he displays "a kind of complete musicianship rarely encountered today."
Salonen is currently the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London's Philharmonia Orchestra and the Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was Music Director from 1992 until 2009. His pieces Floof and LA Variations have become established modern classics, and new compositions continue to be performed around the globe.